Date: 4/3/21 7:21 am From: Clayton Will <willcfish...> Subject: [ia-bird] Shorebirds are returning to Boone and Hamilton Co.
Yesterday afternoon I was glad to see 6 Pectoral Sandpipers and 4 Wilson's Snipe in the Bjorkboda Marsh/McHuge Wetlands area. Also the heads of two Eaglets popping up over the edge of a Bald Eagle nest and last week I saw what looked like two baseballs in a Great Horned Owl nest. A good size flock of Greater-white Fronted Geese came in while I was there and many Canada Geese are sitting on nests with a good variety of ducks nearby. Well over 1,000 Red-winged Blackbirds, Grackles, Brown-headed Cowbirds, 450 Robins and a few Killdeer along with Meadowlarks feeding on earthworms.They were out of the strong South wind on the North slope West of McHugh Wetland on the way to the USDA wetland West of there 1/2 mile.